All students at Alexandra Secondary College are actively encouraged to participate in sport and physical activity at both school and interschool level, and in the broader community. In addition to contributing to students’ physical and emotional wellbeing, sport promotes co-operation and teamwork, and assists with the development of friendship.
The House Sporting Competitions at Alexandra Secondary College are lively and colourful events with students and staff dressing in their house colours. The four houses: Bainbridge (yellow), Long (green), Cumming (blue) and Weinberg (red) compete at school swimming, athletics and cross-country carnivals. In addition to developing team spirit and maintaining a sense of tradition, these competitions provide an opportunity for House Captains to show leadership and be involved in team organisation.
Students who are successful in House competitions have the opportunity to compete against other schools in the Southern Ranges Division. If successful at this level students go on to compete in the Hume Region and then at State level.
During each term students also take part in Round Robin competitions at a district level. Each school provides teams to compete in a range of sports including: volleyball, cricket, softball, tennis, badminton, basketball, Australian Rules football, table tennis, hockey, dodgeball and soccer. Successful teams progress to regional and then state competition.
Snow Sports Program
Due to our proximity to Alpine areas, Alexandra Secondary College students are privileged to be involved in the Winter Snow Sports Program. Held every Wednesday during Term Three, students spend the afternoon at Lake Mountain learning and developing skills in cross country skiing with qualified instructors. Three different disciplines of winter sports are available for students to experience: Nordic skiing, Alpine skiing and Snowboarding. In addition to the weekly program, students may elect to participate in a downhill skiing or snowboarding day at Mount Buller.
Each year Alexandra Secondary College sends a team to the Australian Secondary Schools Snow Sports Competition (ASSSTC) held over one week at Fall’s Creek. Students are selected based on their ability in at least two of the three disciplines.
As well as developing skiing techniques, involvement in the Snow Sports Program enables students to develop self-reliance, discipline and team work. It also allows them to share experiences with a mixed age group. Many students, both past and present, have used the skills developed in the Snow Sports program to pursue social, sporting, recreational and employment opportunities.
Queries about the Snow Sports program can be directed to George Nadj.